Additional Persecution News from China - February 22, 2008 (30 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's news includes incidents of persecution that took place in 21 cities or counties in 9 provinces. In this report, 62 practitioners were subjected to brutal treatment during their detention, and 26 practitioners were "illegally arrested."
1. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Mr. Zhang Guozhi Arrested
On February 17, 2008, Mr. Zhang Guozhi was reported to the authorities while he was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong on the train from Changchun City to Jiutai City. When the train reached Longjiabao Police Station, it was stopped by a Longjiabao police vehicle, and Mr. Zhang was arrested. He is currently detained in Jiutai City's Majiagangzi Detention Center.
2. [Jilin Province] Ms. Liu Shuhua's Prison Term Extended
In early 2005, Ms. Liu Shuhua from the Yanshan region of Jilin Province was arrested and sentenced to three years of imprisonment. She has been detained in Shijiazhuang Women's Prison. Her prison term has expired, but she is still being detained.
3. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Tang Jia Persecuted
Around 2:00 p.m. on February 21, 2008, Ms. Tang Jia from Zhonglin Street in Sa'ertu District, Daqing City, was followed while she was clarifying the truth. The police from the Sa'ertu District Police Branch went to her home, attempting to arrest her.
4. [Beijing] Ms. Wang Yuhong Arrested
On February 19, 2008, Ms. Wang Yuhong was clarifying the truth and was reported to the authorities. She is currently detained in the Qinghe Town Detention Center, Changping District, Beijing.
5. [Linqu County, Shandong Province] Mr. Shi Mingchang Still Illegally Jailed and Being Interrogated in a Detention Center
6. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Li Yong Arrested and Tortured Inhumanely
7. [Shandong Province] Mr. Chu Qinghua and Mr. Wu Fengyi Tortured
In 2005, Mr. Chu Qinghua, 18 years old, was tortured in the Shandong Province Second Forced Labor Camp, causing him not to be able to walk. His current status is unknown.
Mr. Wu Fengyi, in his 20s, was tortured in the Shandong Province Second Forced Labor Camp, causing him to suffocate. He was sent to the hospital for emergency treatment and regained consciousness after about six days. Then he was put in the "strict disciplinary team" again, where he contracted pulmonary tuberculosis. In 2007, Mr. Wu was released on bail for medical treatment. His current status is unknown.
8. [Tai'an City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Hong Arrested
Around 2:00 p.m. on February 18, 2008, several policemen from the Caiyuan Police Station of Tai'an City broke into Ms. Liu Hong's home. They knocked down the door and confiscated Falun Gong books, truth-clarification materials, personal computers, printers, and several thousand yuan in cash. They arrested Ms. Liu at the same time. Her whereabouts are unknown.
9. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Mr. Liu Xun Arrested
On February 19, 2008, Mr. Liu Xun from the Zhangdian District in Zibo City went to Fengshui Town in the Zhangdian District to try to persuade people to quit the CCP. He was arrested by plainclothes policemen and taken to the 610 Office of Zibo City.
10. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Shaohua Tortured in the Shandong Province Second Forced Labor Camp
Ms. Wang Shaohua from Weifang City was sentenced to forced labor over a year ago. During her term in the labor camp, she has not been cooperating with the unreasonable demands of the authorities and thus has been tortured by the guards. The guards handcuffed her and shocked her with electric batons. Ms. Wang was forced to perform heavy manual labor, after which she was forced to stand facing the wall for long periods of time, causing both physical and mental injury.
11. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Ms. Sun Liping and Others Arrested
On February 9, 2008, Ms. Sun Liping, 45 years old, from the Zhanshan area of Qingdao City was arrested at her home by policemen from the Ningxia Street Police Station.
On the evening of January 26, 2008, Ms. Liu Lianjun was arrested while visiting Guo Zhiqiang.
On February 4, 2008, Ms. Xu Zhifeng and another female practitioner were arrested.
Mr. Zhuang Ming and Ms. Liu Qinglian from the Xishan area of Li Village were arrested months ago. They are still detained at the Dashan Detention Center.
12. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Mr. Liu Xun Arrested
On February 14, 2008, Mr. Liu Xun, a retired senior engineer in his 60s with the Xinhua Pharmaceutical Factory of Zibo City, was arrested by the local police. His whereabouts are unknown.
13. [Zibo Shandong Prvoince] Several Practitioners Tortured
On February 4, 2008, Mr. Zhai Mochen, Mr. Mo Chaojian, Ms. Xu Guilan, and several other practitioners were arrested and taken to the Fujia Town Detention Center of Zibo City, where they were tortured. Among other abuses, they were stripped and drenched with freezing water in the winter. They were each fined from 10,000 yuan to 15,000 yuan.
Zhao Zuocheng, Director of the Fujia Town Detention Center, Zibo City: 86-533-2189727
Yue Huadong, police chief of the local police department: 86-533-3111186
14. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Ms. Yin Xinxiao and Ms. Lu Xueqing's Families Hired Attorneys to Appeal
On February 20, 2008, attorneys hired by Ms. Yin Xinxiao and Ms. Lu Xueqing's families visited he Liaoyuan Street Police Station, the Yan'an Street Police Station, the Qingdao City Police Department, and the Shibei District Police Branch to bring up requests on behalf of their clients, including (1) correction of the illegal detention because of the lack of warrant and the lack of family notification for the extended detention, (2) guarantee of the victims' lives and health, (3) rights to visitation, (4) release of the detainees without extension. The authorities refused to answer directly to these requests. Instead, they threatened the attorneys through the influence of the Jinan City's Politics and Law Committee and the Jinan City's Law Enforcement Bureau and forced them to terminate their legal services to the families.
15. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] The Persecution of Ms. Zhu Lanying
Ms. Zhu Lanying, around 40 years old, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for going to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. She has been detained in Mancheng Prison, Hebei Province, where she has also been tortured.
Ms. Zhu's mother and elder brother, also practitioners, were both tortured to death. She was fined 100,000 yuan by the authorities of Hancun Township. In 2008, each village resident should have received compensation of 35,000 yuan after the government "purchased" their farmland. However, Ms. Zhu's family was denied compensation. When she hired a lawyer to sue the government, the authorities refused to establish the case.
On February 19, 2008, Ms. Zhu was arrested by the Xiantai Township Police Station of the Mancheng County, Baoding City. On February 21, she was taken to the Baoding City 610 Office.
Another practitioner, Ms. Kong Lanzhi, was arrested.
16. [Renqiu City, Hebei Province] Additional Information Regarding Ms. Cui Yinxia's Arrest
On January 21, 2008, Ms. Cui Yinxia, a teacher at the Ma Village Middle School, Renqiu City, was reported by Qian Haimin and others from Chenbian Village and was then arrested while posting truth-clarification materials. She was taken to the Renqiu City Detention Center by Xinzhongyi police.
Qian Haimin, the person who reported Ms. Cui to the authorities: 86-13785481958
Liu Erqiang: 86-317-2928639
Chen Zongbo, secretary of the Chenbian Village Chinese Communist Party Committee: 86-13803250678
17. [Luanping County, Hebei Province] Ms. Sun Yanhua Sentenced to Prison
Ms. Sun Yanhua, around 35 years old, is a self-employed businesswoman in Luanping County. In late September 2007, she was arrested by the Luanping County Police Department and later sentenced to one and a half years of imprisonment.
18. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Song Guobin Arrested
Around 4:00 p.m. on February 21, 2008, Mr. Song Guobin from Baoding City went to the dormitory of the Baoding Daily Newspaper to distribute truth-clarification materials. He was arrested and beaten by the security personnel and then taken to the Xinshi District Police Branch.
19. [Zunhua City, Hebei Province] Ms. Wen Caiyan Arrested
On the afternoon of February 17, 2008, Ms. Wen Caiyan from Xiao'erli Village of Chengguan Town, Zunhua City in the Tangshan area, was reported and arrested for distributing truth clarification materials in the Jiazhuangzi area of Sujiawa Town.
20. [Wuyi County, Zhejiang Province] Mr. Zhu Hongzhen Detained for Nearly Three Months
Xu Guoping, director of Wuyi County 610 Office: 86-13705790910
Jin Zhidong, captain of the National Security Team, Wuyi County: 86-13958471066, 86-579-7672318
21. [Zhoukou City, Henan Province] Mr. Du Chenguang Released
On February 2, 2008, Mr. Du Chenguang, director of a bank in Zhoukou City, was released after being detained for 12 days.
22. [Huangshi City, Hubei Province] Mr. Feng Zhigang Faces Illegal Sentencing
Mr. Feng Zhigang has been detained at the Tianhe Detention Center for five months. The Tianhe District Court is planning to put him on trial.
Tianhe Detention Center: 86-20-85660731, 86-20-85560729
23. [Gulin County, Sichuan Province] Ms. Zhu Zongrong Arrested
At 6:00 p.m. On February 20, 2008, four persons from the Gulin County National Security Team broke into Mr. Wang Huaiming's home in the Xiaoshuipian District of Gulin County. They arrested Ms. Zhu Zongrong, ransacked her home, and confiscated equipment used to make truth-clarification materials. Currently Ms. Zhu is detained in the Gulin County Detention Center.
Luo Yongcha, deputy police chief of the local police department: 86-13808288655
Zou Qiang, captain: 86-13708282887
Xia Chuanguo, Cheng Mingquan, Gulin County 610 Office: 86-830-7203732
24. [Huidong County, Guangdong Province] Mr. Xie Peizeng and Others Detained in the Huidong County Detention Center
On September 23, 2007, Mr. Xie Peizeng, Mr. Zheng Guiyou, and Ms. Wu Zhujun were arrested by local police on the charge of distributing Falun Gong materials. They are still being detained in the local county detention center. Other practitioners who are detained include Mr. He Jianru, Ms. Zheng Ruimei, Ms. Wen Yuequan, Ms. Wu Sanmei, and Ms. Lai Guiyou. Among these practitioners, Mr. Zheng Jianru and Ms. Zheng Ruimei were sentenced to five years of imprisonment.
25. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Ding Yufang Arrested
On January 27, 2008, Ms. Ding Yufang from Songshan District, Chifeng City was arrested and detained in the Songshan District Detention Center.
26. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Ms. Zhu Yulian and Ms. Deng Guiying Arrested
Ms. Zhu Yulian and Ms. Deng Guiying from Xinsaofang Village, the Wulishe area, Guandu District, Kunming City, went to the Xiaobanqiao area to distribute truth-clarification materials and were reported to the authorities. Guandu District Police Station officers arrested them.
27. [Beijing] Mr. Bai Shaohua and Mr. Yang Hui Illegally Detained
Around 3 o'clock on the afternoon of February 20, 2008, Mr. Bai Shaohua and Mr. Yang Hui were driving from the Beijing inner city to the Huarou District of suburban Beijing and were arrested by Beijing police at a checkpoint on the highway. On February 21, Mr. Yang's family went to the local police station and found out that he had been taken to the Huirou District Detention Center. It is believed that Mr. Bai Shaohua is also detained there.
28. [Jiangsu Province] A Partial List of Practitioners Sentenced to Forced Labor in Jiangsu Province
Name, Location, Forced Labor Term, Time Period
Mr. Peng Jilong, Nanjing City, 1.5 years, June 2006 - December 2008
Mr. Sun Zhengshen, originally from Shihezi of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, arrested in Su Zhou City, 1.5 years, October 2006 - April 2008
Mr. Sun Xiao, Wuxi City, 2 years, February 2007 - February 2009
Mr. Li Zhongwei, Suzhou City, 1.5 years, 2006 - December 2007
Mr. She Guolin, Yangzhou City, 3 years, 2005 - August 2008
Mr. Yu Yaosheng, Jintan area of Changzhou City, 2.6 years, 2005 - January 2008, Sent to labor camp on November 11, 2005
Mr. Zhu Yangang, Changzhou City, 2.5 years, February 2006 - August 2008
Mr. Chen Ge, Lishui of Nanjing City, 1.5 years, July 2006 - February 2008
Ms. Liu Shuping, Nanjing City, 1.5 years, July 2006 - January 2008
Mr. Wu Qixue, Wuxi City, 15 months, August 2006 - November 2007
Mr. Wei Kedong, originally from Tonghua of Jilin Province, arrested in Changzhou City, 2 years, June 2007 - June 2009, Sent to labor camp on August 3, 2007
Mr. Fang Zhiwen, Nanjing City, 1 year, July 2007 - July 2008, Sent to camp on August 31, 2007
Ms. Jiang Tongchun, Changzhou City, 2 years, April 2007 - April 2009, Sent to labor camp on July 5, 2007
Ms. Ge Chun, Nanjing City, 1 year, May 2007 - May 2008, Sent to labor camp on July 19, 2007
Mr. Cao Guoliang, originally from Weiyuan of Sichuan Province, arrested in Wuxi City, 1 year, June 2007 - June 2008, Sent to labor camp on September 13, 2007
Mr. Wang Zhongbao, originially from Yichun of Heilongjiang Province, 1.5 years, September 2007 - March 2009, Sent to labor camp on November 16, 2007
Mr. Shao Gang, Nantong City, 1.5 years, September 2007 - April 2009, Sent to labor camp on November 16, 2007
Mr. Liu Shude, Yongcheng City of Henan Province, 2 years, June 2007 - June 2009, Sent to labor camp on August 3, 2007
Mr. Gong Guohua, Changzhou City, 2 years, July 2007 - July 2009, Sent to labor camp on August 29, 2007
Mr. Tong Dejun, Qiaoning of Jiansu Province, 2 years, July 2007 - July 2009, Sent to labor camp on August 23, 2007
Mr. Sun Genluo, Nanjing City, 1 year, August 2007 - August 2008, Sent to labor camp on August 17, 2007
Mr. Sun Jinghao, Xinyi of Jiangsu Province, 1.5 years, July 2007, January 2009, Sent to labor camp on September 22, 2007
Mr. Kong Xianyong, Zhenjiang City, 2 years, August 2007 - August 2009, Sent to labor camp on August 23, 2007
Mr. Tang Xueyong, Sheyang of Jiangsu Province, 2 years, 2005 - August 2008, publicly spoke out "Falun Dafa is good"; his term was prolonged by 3 months.
Mr. Shi Bingjun, Wuxi City, 2 years, 2005 - August 2008, protested beating by hunger strike; his term was extended by 3 months.
29. [Liaoning Province] Imprisoned Practitioners Secretly Transferred
In 2007, the Liaoning Province authorities started transferring imprisoned practitioners to cover up the crimes the authorities have committed in the torture of these practitioners and also to create an extra barrier for visiting families.
On December 19, 2007, Huazi Prison officials transferred 21 practitioners elsewhere. Among them, Mr. Liu Hongbo, Mr. Chang Wanliang, Mr. Liu Huaxin, Mr. Hua Shuangyu, and Mr. Qu Lianxi were transferred to Panjin Prison. The remaining practitioners' whereabouts are unknown.
On December 20, 2007, Dabei Second Prison transferred Mr. Ma Ronghua and ten other practitioners. Mr. Ma was sent to Panjin Prison, and the others' whereabouts are unknown. Some practitioners were videotaped during the transfer process, including Ms. Gao Zhengqin, Mr. Li Quanchen, Mr. Ha Enli, Mr. Jiang Bo, Mr. Wang Tao, Mr. Wang Hongfeng, Mr. Bai Rongchun, Mr. Sun Yongsheng, Mr. Xue Jun, Mr. Wang, and two other practitioners whose names are unknown. The prison authorities spread rumors that these practitioners were to be released instead of transferred. After the transfer, practitioners were strip-searched. The second day, the prison authorities deceived the practitioners into fingerprinting on falsified release papers. The videotape and falsified documents are just tricks the authorities are using to deceive the general public.
The Nanguanling Prison of Dalian City: 86-411-86908888, 86-411-86906668
Gao Ying, warden of the Nanguanling Prison of Dalian City: 86-411-86908777
Prison political instructor: 86-411--86908600
30. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Mr. Gao Weixi, Ms. Wang Fuxia, Mr. Shi Guoliang, and Ms. Yang Defang Tried and Sentenced
On May 9, 2007, the Changchun City Intermediate Court tried Mr. Gao Weixi, Ms. Wang Fuxia, Mr. Shi Guoliang, and Ms. Yang Defang, who were arrested by the Nanguan District Police Branch and the Shuguang Street Police Station.
The final sentence for Mr. Lu Xianfeng from Yushu City was also eventually determined by the Changchun City Intermediate Court. The Yushu City Court initially sentenced him to three years. The Changchun City Intermediate Court added another year to the sentence.
Sun Tianqin, judge: 86-431-88558970